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See what people in Toronto sacrifice to buy a home

With would-be buyers finally adjusting to the stress test and interest rates looking like their taking a breather, 2019 may be a strong year for home sales in Toronto and other major markets in Canada. 

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Only 18% of young Canadians putting off buying a home due to current debt load Image

Only 18% of young Canadians putting off buying a home due to current debt load

Recently, Angus Reid Institute, in partnership with the Globe and Mail, released the results of a new public opinion poll about Canadian debt. 

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3 ways to improve the mortgage stress test

At the end of 2018, I wrote about the idea of reducing or repealing the mortgage stress test. Now I want to suggest some possible amendments that would make the stress test more fair now that interest rates are rising and home prices are still high. 

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Is Toronto real estate still a good investment? INFOGRAPHIC

Is Toronto real estate no longer the sound investment it was long considered to be? To find out, Zoocasa compared the market’s year-over-year performance to that of three popular investments.

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5 ways to save money during the holidays

The holidays can be expensive. It’s a great time to travel because you have the time off, you feel like you have to buy gifts for friends and family, and you meet up with other loved ones for dinner and drinks every other night.

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These tips will help you start managing your debt

With rising interest rates and the stress test, renewing your mortgage can be a stressful time, and you’re likely growing more concerned over your household debt. That’s why we want to share a few tips to help manage your debt and get back in the black.

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20 grants and loans for first-time buyers in Ontario

Saving a sufficient down payment is tough enough on its own and when coupled with rising interest rates and tough qualification rules – which includes a mortgage stress test– affording a home becomes very difficult for some.

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Don’t pay another cent in rent to your landlord before you read this FREE special report

If you’re like most renters, you feel trapped within the walls of a house or apartment that doesn’t feel like yours. How could it when you’re not even permitted to bang in a nail or two without a hassle.

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Why you should pay attention to condo fees when buying a new condo

Every month, you have to pay condo fees, and they can eat up a significant amount of your budget, so it’s important to pay attention before falling in love with your dream condo unit.

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How much is too much to pay for a tiny home?

Tiny houses have been making a big splash in the world of homeownership. As these pint-sized abodes grow in popularity, so does the demand for the people that build them.

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